Farmhouse Plate Rack


I purchased this sweet plate rack at a yard sale about a year ago. Poor thing has been sitting in my workroom waiting for me to give it some love.                                             



When I shop at yard sales I intentionally look for items that are broken but have good bones.  This solid wood plate rack is a good example of what I search for.  As you can see it is missing a dowel. A missing part doesn't bother me. I can replace it or leave it as is like I did here.

Did you know that paint is my best friend?  Well metaphorically speaking.  

For this project, I applied three coats of latex paint called Cream Silk by Benjamin Moore. For the dowels I used one coat of Refreshing; it is a chalky finish made by Americana Decor.  I am in love with this color!!

BEFORE

After the paint dried, I distressed the wood, then added burlap to the back.



AFTER

I clipped a few hydrangeas, placed them in a basket and hung them next to two French tea towels.


I purchased the tea towels from my favorite online shop Decor Steals.

Two milk bottles (a yard sale purchase) are displayed on the top shelf above thrift store plates.






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Comments

Unknown said…
How cool is this idea?! I see these all the time at the thrift store, and I would have never thought it could look so different (and so much better) with a little paint and burlap! So smart! :)
What a transformation - it looks gorgeous now!
Salvaged living said…
The burlap backing is awesome. I love the subtle touch it gives! Nice makeover!
Love how you added the burlap! Very Nice transformation...PInned
Love how you added the burlap! Very Nice transformation...PInned
Paula@SweetPea said…
Adding the burlap and painting this piece gives it a fresh new look. Your styling looks so nice!
Wendy Johnson said…
I have a shelf sort of like that one, I would never have thought of adding burlap to the back but I am going to try it.Love the way it looks.
Amy Dowling said…
I love this project!! The burlap backing changes the whole look. It's beautiful.
Amy Dowling said…
I love this project!! The burlap backing changes the whole look. It's beautiful.
I love this transformation! What a great idea to add burlap to the back. It definitely has so much more character now!
Christen said…
Julie I love your shelf makeover! It's gorgeous!
xinex said…
Beautiful transformation and I love how you accessorized it...Christine
Tara Lehman said…
What a gorgeous transformation Julie! I love the paint you chose and the burlap! So creative and you styled it perfectly! Pinning and sharing :)
Robert Smith said…
This is gorgeous, and I love this natural look. So simple but elegant. White is always the best choice for a bright look, right? Thanks for sharing!
Nicholas said…
Wow! It looks amazing! It really works with adding the burlap to the back. I want to have one like that.
Turned out so nice...what a transformation!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy